First Grade

        First Grade Highlights!
    It sure has been a busy couple of months.  We have done a lot of assessing with the students. It gives us a good idea of where to start with them, and it is helpful when we want to see growth.  We have covered so much already with all of our subjects.  The highlights of our subjects are listed below.


           Illustration Of Yellow Flowers.png     Religion

    We have been talking about creation. We

    have talked about Adam and Eve, and the

    Original Sin.  We have reviewed the "Our

    Father" prayer and talked about what the

    words mean.  Each week we do a reading

    from the bible activity.  In one of the

    activities we colored, cut, and glued the

    seven days of the creations of God.  All the

    students have been assigned an 7th Grade

    Buddy.  The kids will sit together at mass, 

    and we will be getting together with them

    once a week to read, or do other activities.

    We have had our first monthly Rosary and

    they followed along so well.

    Book Spelling.png 
    Language Arts

    I love our Reading Journey's Curriculum.  It covers all areas of our Language Arts. On Mondays we review vocabulary. These words are in our story for the week.  On Tuesdays we read our story together as a class. Also, this is our text analysis day. We identify things such as the Genre, text structure, beginning, middle and end, sequencing. This talk helps us with our Comprehension test at the end of the week. On Wednesdays we learn our Grammar for the week. So far, we have studied possessive nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, subject and predicate. On Thursdays we review phonics for the week. This is a review to help us with our weekly spelling tests. Fridays are our day for assessing in all of these areas that were covered throughout the week.

    Colourful Numbers.png Math

    We have completed two main chapters of addition and subtraction.  We have learned about different strategies
    to help us add and subtract. With adding we can use doubles facts to help us solve an addition fact. We can take the larger addend and count up. We have also learned that with switching addends the answer will still be the same. We practiced finding the missing addend. To find the answer we can subtract. We also subtract to find the difference, or how many more, or fewer there are. We used bar graphs, and manipulatives to also help us solve our problems. In math we learned that is important to also know our certain vocabulary.  We have learned the meanings of words like, sum, difference, addend, minus,  and equal.

       Cello.png     Piggybank.png  Science/Social Studies

     In Science we have completed our Light and Sound Unit. Our STREAM Corner is featured in the ACS monthly newsletter.  The students loved working  on creating instruments using the STREAM design process.  We imagined what we wanted our instruments to look like, and then individually created our instruments on paper. We got together in partners, and shared our ideas to come up with a united instrument to create with materials given.  They had to test their instrument to show that it makes sound. After, some improved their instruments by decorating them, or making it so it made more than one sound. They all shared their instruments telling us the name of it, and the sound, or sounds it made.
    We are now on a new unit in Social Studies of Needs and Wants, Producers and Consumers, Natural Resources vs. Manmade Resources.  Natural Resources is a great way to tie in Religion Creations!